HB News

High Mowing awards scholarships

WILTON – The High Mowing Music Fund Scholarship Committee recently awarded five scholarships to High Mowing School students. Recipients of the 2011-12 awards are Zach Adinolfi, class of 2013 of Brookline (Celtic lever harp); Fiona Graham, class of 2013 of Wilton (harp); Christian ...

Helping hands

BROOKLINE – A vital cog in the medical emergency response machine, Brookline Ambulance Service relies on the community for volunteer responders and local support. “We are all volunteer except for two of us during the day – a full-time paramedic and ...

2011: The Year in Photos

Taking a look back at 2011, the towns of Hollis, Brookline and Merrimack saw a sense of increased community spirit, from students raising money to help others to organizations supporting veterans and lending a hand at fundraisers for people suffering from illnesses. Seeing a need to protect ...

Hollis ex-cardiologist elected a director of Cancer Coalition

Dr. David Gilmour, of Hollis, a retired cardiologist and prostate cancer survivor, has been elected a director of the New Hampshire Prostate Cancer Coalition, reports President Steve Ladew of Merrimack. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Gilmour graduated from Davidson College in 1962 and Harvard ...

ChemClub puts school on world map

HOLLIS – Students in Deborah Maloney and Catherine Orzech’s ChemClub put Hollis Brookline High School on the world map – the Global Water Experiment Map. The American Chemical Society ChemClub is a high school chemistry club that provides students with a unique ...

Milford American Legion Post 23 gives donation to SHARE

Bob Willette, representing Milford’s American Legion Post 23, presents a donation to Chris Jansen, director of S.H.A.R.E., to support S.H.A.R.E.’s food pantry which provides assistance to Amherst, Brookline, Milford and Mont Vernon.

Eleven Hollis, Brookline students honored

Eleven Hollis and Brookline students were recently honored as some of the brightest young students in the nation at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. The center honored these academically gifted students who ...

Milford bagel shop open for New Year’s Eve

MILFORD – B & D Bagel Co. (“Peace, Love and Bagels”) is hosting a New Year’s buffet, with plenty of coffee. The shop, located on South Street, just off the Oval, is scheduled to open at 11:45 p.m. Saturday and remain open until 11 a.m. ...

MERRIMACK - Police are warning the public about a possible fundraising scam, based on a complaint filed Tuesday by a resident who said a man of roughly age 30 came to her Scotch Pine Lane home soliciting for the VFW. The resident was suspicious of the caller, declined to donate, and ...

Case of fired Brookline police sergeant to begin soon

BROOKLINE – Fired police Sgt. Michael Kurland’s pretrial conference has been scheduled for Jan. 3 at 9 a.m., at Hillsborough County Superior Court, Southern District, according to court records. Kurland’s challenge asserts that he was fired because the police ...

What’s open, closed through new year

Brookline Town Hall – Closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. The Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office will be open Saturday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. -noon. Library – Closed Saturday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Jan. 2. Hollis Town Hall – Closed Monday, Dec. 26 and ...

Need doesn’t stop even though gifts have gone out

Tuesday was Linda Leedberg’s favorite day ... and Christmas. “I love Christmas,” she said. That, and her love for children, is what motivated Leedberg, 66, to start volunteering for The Telegraph Santa Fund and then the Salvation Army seven years ago after a ...

Hollis father and sons pen Christmas book

HOLLIS – Some years ago, James Scali and his two sons, Jacob, then 11, and Joshua, then 9, attended a WZID Christmas radio show and collectively discovered their creative muse. “It was the first year we went to the show,” James Scali, a software engineer, said. ...

Peacock Players present ‘A Christmas Carol’

NASHUA – The Peacock Players are ready to entertain you with their production of “A Christmas Carol.” The show is based on the classic novel “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. It stars Henry Kopczynskie III as Bob Cratchit, Matt Higgins as ...

Buying a local Christmas tree helps the environment

While some of us may still be in denial, the holiday season is here. It’s time for cheesy music, snow, and, you guessed it, Christmas trees. As you deck the halls this season, consider visiting your local farm stand to pick up a fresh, New Hampshire-grown tree. Not only will you be ...

Gingrich makes appearance at Hollis Pharmacy

HOLLIS – If Newt Gingrich had been the only eligible bachelor at a speed dating event, he wouldn’t have received a warmer welcome than the one local residents gave him Monday morning inside the Hollis Pharmacy on Ash Street. Gingrich was scheduled for a brief appearance at ...

Hollis state rep greets Jon Huntsman

MILFORD – When Dick Drisko stepped into the tiered lecture hall at Milford High School last week, his job was one he greeted with relish: He was introducing Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Drisko, a long-time state ...

Submit your holiday decorating photos by Dec. 19

There’s still time to send us your holiday decorating photos. The Journal would like to feature your holiday decorating in our special issue published on Dec. 23. How do you decorate for the holidays? Is your style simple or elaborate to express the joy of the season? Send us ...

Hollis Library director explains privacy, flexibility of e-books

The world of e-books is upon us, and as libraries should do, we are adjusting and growing with the changes in information formats and technology delivery systems. Many libraries offer free downloadable e-books and audiobooks to their patrons. The Hollis Social Library offers this service by ...

Local businesses contribute to Santa Fund

HUDSON – Walter Martin said he understood the importance of supporting local charities from a young age. “My dad grew up during the Depression and he credits the Salvation Army for saving his life,” Martin said. “He didn’t have enough to eat. ...